Educating the Children of Mineworkers in India

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Many mining communities in Rajasthan are without schools. Illiteracy is rampant and breaking out of poverty is close to impossible. Building schools and educating children is the only solution.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Mineworkers live in very difficult and poor conditions. Some of the mines are in very remote areas and the communities there lack many basic facilities, such as access to education. Gravis would like to build schools in three remote villages to increase the number of children gaining access to education. Children of mineworkers, who due to family circumstances are often forced in to early labor and denied the benefits of education, will be the first to be granted admittance to the new schools.

How will this project solve this problem?

The three new schools will be built that will benefit over 500 children (including 200 girls) by giving them access to education. There is often great enthusiasm among parents to send their children regularly to school.

Potential Long Term Impact

This will result in a decrease in the number of children working as laborers while providing an increase in basic language and arithmetic skills. The children discover feelings of self-worth that inspire them to continue beyond primary education.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $250

Funding Policy: partial

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $250 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $4,600.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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